Think UW-Oregon is a big deal? So does ESPN

Staff writerOctober 7, 2013 

SEATTLE — Losing to Stanford didn’t hurt the University of Washington football team’s standing in the eyes of ESPN.

Despite the Huskies’ 31-28 loss at No. 5 Stanford on Saturday night, the sports broadcaster announced Sunday that its popular “College GameDay” show will originate from the UW campus before the 16th-ranked Huskies’ game against No. 2 Oregon this Saturday. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the game at 1 p.m.

“College GameDay” begins each Saturday during football season at 6 a.m. Pacific time, and fills a 3-hour slot. The “College GameDay” crew — Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder — is sent to the weekly location of college football’s best or most intriguing games.

This will be the show’s first visit to Seattle.

The Ducks (5-0 overall, 2-0 Pac-12 Conference) were picked before the season by media who cover the league to win the Pac-12 title, and haven’t done anything to diminish their viability as a national title contender. They haven’t scored fewer than 55 points in a game, haven’t won by fewer than 39 points and haven’t lost to the Huskies since 2003.

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